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January 2009 Blog Posts (114)

Entrelac Vest Nearly Completed - finally

After having to frog my vest ribbing (I just couldn't make it work the first time) yesterday, I completed the front ribbing about noon today. I mattress stitched the side seams and completed one arm hole ribbing a little while ago. I picked up and knitted the second arm hole and felt that I needed a litle break. I've been knitting almost nonstop since about noon - took a few breaks for laundry and preparing meals - need to rest my eyes and hands.

I will post the completed garment… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 31, 2009 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

I found a yarn store!!!!

I can't wait till tuesday when i can go check out the yarn store i found in kelowna, hopefully it's a good one with lots of cool stuff. i have a few scarf patterns i want to try and i sure hope they have the yarn i am looking for guess we wait and see!

Added by spastic knitter on January 31, 2009 at 1:43pm — No Comments

The joy of socks

My baby blanket is coming along nicely, and I've restarted the socks I'd begun just after Christmas, as: (a) the cats had a field day with them, and (b) as DH was clearing away the Christmas tree, some of the working yarn got caught up in the needles and sap. However, they are looking neater, although I'd still like to learn about knitting from the toe-up on one circ. needle, 2 socks at a time, so the cuff looks nicer ...and I finally saw that there's a book which shows how! I couldn't find it… Continue

Added by NurseKim on January 30, 2009 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

Xena loved the knitting sleep-over!

Auntie Tina and Auntie Karen!! What could be… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on January 30, 2009 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

"I've Been Asleep for a Long, Long Time" - Hey Rosetta

It's been awhile. I know.

I just haven't been able to focus on one thing for any amount of time.

Which is why the socks took much longer than anticipated. However, they are done, just without pictures. My camera has issues.

I've been knitting 'round and 'round on a basic stockinette hat, thinking of what to do next.

I'm both full, and empty of projects to do. Every thing I consider has some sort of drawback.

I'm sure something will strike… Continue

Added by invisiblegremlin on January 30, 2009 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

Speed Knitting contest update #3.

Who is ready to knit? Do you have your yarn? Are your needles ready? Alison and Angela helped me make this little motivational video to help you get psyched to knit!

Whew! Are you as excited as I am about this contest?

Oh yeah, Angela asked me to tell you that she is going to post the pattern on 2/2/09 and get this contest started. So be sure to check the blog on… Continue

Added by Xena on January 30, 2009 at 2:56pm — 12 Comments

sad news

I saw my doctor this past Wednesday and found out I miscarried. Just wanted to post something since I posted a few weeks ago that I was expecting. I will be again someday, just not the right time now I guess.


Added by KnitterGirl39 on January 30, 2009 at 11:09am — 7 Comments

Up early to enjoy a full morning of knitting!

Tina, Karen and I were all up early on Saturday morning. We didn't to waste any time eating breakfast and getting settled down for lots of fiber… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on January 30, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

MOms Birthday

My momis haveing her birthday on febuary 8 she will be 85 years old.
I want to make new slippers hers is wearing out .
Does any one have any ideas on commfy slippers.See she loves this pair and i don't no how to tell her she needs a new pair without breaking her heart.
Her best friend made them just before she past away of stomach cancer.
She has been wearing them since .

Added by sylviascharft on January 29, 2009 at 10:16pm — 7 Comments

Still working, but slowly

I almost have my ribbing finished on my entrelac vest - ran into a little problem and had to work through it.

My log cabin placemat is nearly finished.

My order from KP was finally released by the warehouse on Monday, and the mail lady couldn't deliver yesterday due to bad weather - ice, high water between me and them. I will have to wait now until she is able to get to my house, or I brave the elements and go to town.

I live in a very rural portion of south… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 29, 2009 at 6:23pm — 2 Comments

So Many Projects...So Little Time!

I am indeed making progress on my Sipalu Bag, as you can see:


A friend and I are doing it as a local (as opposed to virtual) KAL. I'm up to row 8 on the side panel. We want to have all 17 rows of the side panel done by Wednesday, so we can move on to the welt. We'll see if that happens. I did the provisional CO using Palette in Bark, which I happened to have. (Of… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on January 29, 2009 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

Oh yeah, we had a stash exchange...

Watching Kelley's videos about how to make those yummy looking pretzels reminded me that I never posted a blog about our recent company wide stash exchange party. Oops! It was on January 13th, so it's not like it was THAT long ago. There was definitely quite a bit of method to the madness. First you had to get weighed in.

This was a very important first step because there was a prize for the… Continue

Added by Angela on January 29, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

A weekend dedicated to stash organization!

Last spring I purged my stash of anything I didn't absolutely love. This weekend, with Karen and Tina keeping me company, I went through my much smaller collection of yarns and assigned projects to each grouping. It would have been overwhelming to purge and assign in the same process. I'm so glad I did it in two sessions. I started the whole process as soon as we were finished making the Chocolate/Caramel… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on January 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Sweet Sustenance for a Knitting Weekend

Tina and Karen came up to the house last Friday night for a sleepover!! At our company-wide stash exchange a couple of weeks ago, Tina brought some absolutely delicious caramel/chocolate covered pretzels. Karen and I asked her to show us how to make them so we would be able to snack on them Friday and Saturday. Well, I kept a few to eat on Sunday.

What I have learned from a weekend of filming is that I say "ok" WAAAAY too often. I promise to work on that bad habit in future videos.… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on January 29, 2009 at 12:22pm — 10 Comments

Sweater Workshop Sampler... part two

Status Report: Ripped open my KP box upon arrival. SO satisfying! LOL! My GD helped and I could hardly stop her from "petting" the four balls of Suri I'd gotten. [A ball of which looks for all the world like a multicolored "Tribble," a la "Star Trek"!] I, myself, was more transfixed with the Shine Worsted I'd bought with the intention of working my Sampler.

What an AWESOME yarn. Cotton blend? Really? THIS is a cotton blend??? SO soft and silky!!! I got two balls of Creme Brulee...… Continue

Added by Elianastar on January 29, 2009 at 11:50am — 4 Comments

Sad about Llamas

While cruising through some local ads I came across a notice for Llamas for free. Six of them. Male & female. They need a good home, not just someone to take the fiber and not give a "you know" about them.....They are being fostered right now. I really wish I had some land. Its sad to think that the fiber community was infiltrated by people who are mean to animals....just out for the money I suppose. So that's my day today....wishing for llamas

Added by little bohemian on January 29, 2009 at 10:16am — No Comments

interweave magazine Spring 2003 - raccoon jacket pattern

A heavy rain flooded my basement last year and destroyed lots of my valuable crafting supplies and magazines, the interweave magazine Spring 2003 has the raccoon jacket pattern was one of the destroyed items. If anyone knows where I can purchase a copy of this pattern or the magazine, please be so kind to let me know.

Thanks in advance,

Added by Luv2Knit on January 28, 2009 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

Speed Knitting

I just finished looking at all the tutorials on speed knitting and I enjoyed watching Kelley try her hand at it. But I was floored when I heard her say something about "reading" while knitting! I know of someone who knits at the movies, and I do a lot of knitting in front of the TV . But how do you knit and read at the same time?? I think that goes beyond multi-tasking!

Also, I'd like to hear more from Miriam Tegels. Does she purl as fast as she knits? And can she knit lace projects… Continue

Added by Mairi Gauger on January 28, 2009 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

Bobble Bobble:)

I learned to bobble last night! I am making a baby washcloth that uses bobbles for the toes (how cute!) and I was wondering....when making a bobble, I was adding to a stitch several times without taking the original off the left needle. If I do that, but add only one extra stitch, is that a bar increase? I haven't done an increases in any of my projects yet, but that seems like what I was doing.......

Added by Troy on January 28, 2009 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

Finally... the Sweater Workshop Sampler is at hand!

I am giddy like a little kid on Christmas morning who just heard the sound of hooves and jingle bells on the rooftop!!! My KnitPicks order will arrive sometime today. Will probably be this afternoon or early evening before someone will go pick it up from our mail place... I do not anticipate a chimney delivery... and I will FINALLY be able to begin my Sampler!!! YAY!!! WaHOO!!! Yippee!!! [dance of joy!]

It is, however, snowing this morning, so I hope that doesn't get in the… Continue

Added by Elianastar on January 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

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